19th C.Transferware Plate – Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

19th C.Transferware Plate – Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

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Enoch Wood 7 Sons blue transferware plate, circa 1835.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 6½” diameter.

 

The border is composed of scrolls intermixed with eagles, with two medallions of ships and two of inscriptions.

 

The cartouche at the top reads "America Independent/ July 4, 1776".

 

The cartouche at the top bottom reads "Washington/ Born 1732/ Died 1799".

 

The center is bordered with spearheads and the phrase “The Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth · December 22 · 1620”.

 

The central scene is of pilgrims landing on a rock and being met by two natives. The text on the rock has the names "Carver, Bradford, Winslow, Brewster & Standish".

 

The reverse has an impressed mark “Enoch Woods & Sons Burslem” and an impressed number “19”.
 

The scene is taken from a print by John Warner Barber in his book “United States Book”.

 

References:

Arman, “Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List”, Item #218, 1974.

 

Halsey & Haines, “Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire Pottery”, p. 233, 1974.

 

Snyder, “Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views”, p. 125, 2000.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.